Connected Trailer: A Robot Uprising From The Into The Spider-Verse Team

Connected (2020)

by James White |
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Given how successful Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse was at combining different art techniques, an emotional spine and knowing nudges at superhero mythology, we're naturally excited to see a new film from some of the team behind that Oscar winner. And the trailer for Connected doesn't disappoint.

The story this time follows an average family on a road trip who have to face extraordinary circumstances. When Katie Mitchell (Abbi Jacobson), a creative outsider, is accepted into the film school of her dreams, her plans to fly to college are upended when her nature-loving dad Rick (Danny McBride) determines the whole family should drive Katie to school together and bond as a family one last time.

Katie and Rick are joined by the rest of the family, including Katie’s wildly positive mom Linda (Maya Rudolph), her quirky little brother Aaron (director Mike Rianda), and the family’s delightfully chubby pug Monchi for the ultimate family road trip. Suddenly, the Mitchells’ plans are interrupted by a tech uprising: all around the world, the electronic devices people love – from phones, to appliances, to an innovative new line of personal robots – decide it’s time to take over. With the help of two friendly malfunctioning robots, the Mitchells will have to get past their problems and work together to save each other and the world...

The trailer's full of solid gags and a similar arty vibe to Spider-Verse, blending 3D and 2D animation, with plenty of experimentation.

With Spider-Verse producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller pulling the same duty here, Connected comes from director Rianda, whose own back catalogue includes cult cartoon Gravity Falls, the film will also feature the voices of Eric André as a tech visionary and Olivia Colman as the crafty AI behind the uprising.

Connected will be in UK cinemas on 9 October, following a Stateside release on 18 September. Check out the US version below, which features a few extra snippets of footage.

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